bike computer and odo wire?
Posted April 27, 2000 - 10:24 PM
Posted April 27, 2000 - 11:30 PM
But the cateye computer dies after about 100kph. Tried another cateye (mountain bike type), and it did the same. They are not suitable for motorbikes. I'm now going to try a sigma
Posted April 28, 2000 - 04:31 AM
Posted April 28, 2000 - 10:15 AM
I used a cateye mangnet (mounts with two screws and a backing plate) and mounted it on the disk rotor. I screwed the Sigma 800 to the left fork guard and wrapped the wire around the brake line (the wires will need to be lengthened) all the way up to the brake lever. I mounted the computer right next to the throttle.
I had some problems with the wires ripping out and had to play around with the routing. This configuration seems to work well. I'll post some pictures this weekend if I get a chance......
Posted April 30, 2000 - 08:56 PM
Also I bought a small magnet at Radio Shack called neodymium and a little smaller than a pencil eraser. I put a drop of epoxy on it and stuck it to the disc. I also epoxied the pickup on the front brake caliper mount very carefully I might add. You need good spacing and a near 90 degree pass of the magnet to the pickup on the SIgma 800. $30 @REI
Posted May 01, 2000 - 09:03 PM
I had the same problem with the wires breaking. Once I found a good route for the wires, I have had much better luck.
I spiraled the wires around the brake line all the way up to the lever and mounted the computer on the throttle side. This seemed to be the ticket for me.
For a magnet I used a cateye magnet that I had from an old bicycle. I prefer to screw it down so it is easily removable, rather than use epoxy.
I posted some pictures on the "Wireless Bike Computer" thread below.